Growing in Gordon is a way for me to become pro-active in my own health. God is in control, that is what I know. I have faith that He holds all of this world in His hands, but I also believe that we are given choices that give us the freedom to live as we choose. In regards to my health, I choose to live as productively as I can while I am given this life on earth.
Here in America we are so blessed with an abundance of food. Our food choices affect so much more than just our taste buds, and sometimes it’s hard to get past the pleasure factor part of eating. Not only do we eat for nutrition, but we eat for pleasure and often as a social past time. Food is a big part of our culture and throughout history, food has always been more than a source of nutrition.
It’s true that “knowledge is power”, and any time I can educate myself more on any given subject, I have the freedom to come to my own conclusions about that subject. Nutrition is one of those subjects that I am becoming more educated about. As I grow physically, mentally and spiritually in my journey, I want to make choices that are pleasing to my savior. From the information I am acquiring about nutrition, I am learning that much of what I have been taught has not been the truth.
The beginning of my quest for better health came from recent pain I have been experiencing. I hear people always saying, “Physical pain is just part of getting older.” That statement may be partially true, but I don’t have to accept that as the ultimate truth just because other people have accepted it based upon what they are told instead of researching causes of pain. My research has led me to a good starting point, and I highly recommend the book called: “The China Study” written by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and his son Thomas M. Campbell II, MD.
Another resource on the Internet is a website called: PlantPureNation.com and here you will find so much information about nutrition and the research behind the best diet which is a whole food plant based (WFPB) diet. Also, check out my new “pod” that I am starting here in my area called: “Growing in Gordon”. Learn more about becoming a leader and creating your own pod for your area. If we don’t learn about nutrition, we will always be at the mercy of the industry with the most money and power. Currently, the biggest industries are those that have all the influence and it’s up to each individual to figure out for themselves what the best options are. Be cautious and wise when it comes to your health because you only have a limited time in the body you are born with.